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Archdiocese Announces COVID-19 Relief Program

One-time grants of up to $2,500 will be made available to those who are facing extreme financial hardship as a result of COVID-19.

During his official visit to the United States in 1997, His All Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew hosted an environmental symposium in Santa Barbara, CA where he called the destruction of the environment a sin. It was the first time any religious leader had ever called harming the environment a sin. His remarks were carried by media around the world. Watch a video of that historic address.